Skip to comments.Climate extremes are 'unprecedented' (a mixed bag of .. uhh.. stuff, climatically speaking)
Posted on 07/03/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The Earth experienced unprecedented recorded climate extremes during the decade 2001-2010, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.
Its new report says more national temperature records were reported broken than in previous decades.
There was an increase in deaths from heatwaves over that decade.
This was particularly pronounced during the extreme summers in Europe in 2003 and in the Russian Federation during 2010.
But despite the decade being the second wettest since 1901 (with 2010 the wettest year recorded) fewer people died from floods than in the previous decade.
Better warning systems and increased preparedness take much of the credit for the reduced deaths. The WMO says smarter climate information will be needed as the climate continues to change.
Its report, The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extremes, analysed global and regional trends, as well as extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina, floods in Pakistan and droughts in the Amazon, Australia and East Africa.
The decade was the warmest for both hemispheres and for both land and ocean surface temperatures. The record warmth was accompanied by a rapid decline in Arctic sea ice, and accelerating loss of mass from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and from glaciers.
Global mean sea levels rose about 3mm per year - about double the observed 20th century trend of 1.6mm per year. Global sea level averaged over the decade was about 20cm higher than in 1880.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
“Whatever happens, it’s our fault” is not a scientific hypothesis.
The UN would like a word with you..
Cool it! :-}
UN: 2001-2010 decade shows faster warming trend
No citations, no data or graphs, nothing but Chicken Little shouting “The sky is falling,the sky is falling!”
You’re keeping me laughing this morning!
from the ap piece at link above.
UN: 2001-2010 decade shows faster warming trend
Experts say a decade is about the minimum length of time to study when it comes to spotting climate change.
From 1971 to 2010, global temperatures rose by an average rate of 0.17 degrees Celsius per decade. But going back to 1880, the average increase was .062 percent degrees Celsius per decade.
WE do what we can. :-]
Someone must have been threatened with termination because they didn’t follow the party line and try to cover up the IPCC AR 5 report flaws that show that it was all lies all along. Why ARE liberals and liberal academics soooooo stupid? I have arguments with AGW dorks sometimes, and all they can say is, “its already proven, you can’t deny it, because its fact.” This comes from even scientists that should know better, but when you hit them with one of their pet projects all objectivity goes away. I hate these people so much.
There were tornadoes in Oklahoma
It is hot in Arizona
There were floods along the Mississippi
Alaska was cold before it was hot
There were winter storms in the winter
Will it never end??
This is about http://www.icleiusa.org/ AGENDA 21...it will be used to control the population and eliminate property ownership through the veil of “sustanabilty”
Look it up ...obozo shilling for climate change.
I got a letter from government local entity saying they can come on my property to examine the creek running thru it. Ridiculous! Didn’t understand at first but I do now!
Beware you have been warned.
Sometimes people do not believe this stuff can happen, but it is especially insidious when wetlands and water are involved.
meanwhile the EU is re-tooling/adjusting their cap-and-trade policy to try to rescue it..
EU lawmakers back cap-and-trade fix
STOCKHOLM (AP) The European Parliament on Wednesday backed a rescue plan for the world’s biggest cap-and-trade system for emissions of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas from human activities.
In a 344-311 vote, European lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, approved a proposal to delay an auction of allowances in the EU’s emissions trading scheme.
The delay is designed to boost the carbon price, which has dropped below 5 euros ($6.5) per ton due to an oversupply of allowances and Europe’s economic slowdown.
Introduced in 2005 as a tool against climate change, the system allows power plants and big factories to trade CO2 permits, providing an incentive to cut emissions.
Everyone is warmer. Yet, the average earth temp hasn’t changed in, what, 15 or more years? Hmmm.
Records are being broken that are UNPRECEDENTED in Vegas and Death Valley. But these records that were broken or tied were 100+ years old. So they are NOT UNPRECEDENTED!
I wonder what “global warming” due to CO2 caused these temps to be set 100+ years ago, when CO2 was lower??
Never mind the leftists speaking climactically...
Buffalo and horse farts... that stuff is toxic. /s
Freezing to death is a horrible way to die.
it is if there’s consensus.
Algore taught us consensus IS science.
oh yes. the horses... they were supposed to bury London in horsecr*p, weren’t they?
Instead, they had to wait for the BBC.
Was Katrina really and “extreme event” as mentioned in the report?
Or was it only extreme because of where it hit and the damage it did?
Bull$h!t. Climate and weather fluctuate. All attempts to define ‘normal’ climate or weather have failed.
Man's puffed up importance of himself thinks he can stop the shrinking of glaciers by putting white plastic sheets to cover part of a glacier only to discover that the environmental impact of doing the project was more damaging than the ice they saved. Also it was a project that could never be accomplished on a grand scale. Why would we even want to?
Also, warming or cooling would have plusses as well as minuses. Crops, shipping, fishing, fuel consumption and on & on. Ask the Viking farmers that are living in Greenland. Well, there used to be. Ask the Alaskan crab fisherman about the recent global warming.
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